Starting to get slightly longer on the training runs. And it’s always nice to run around the canal and River of an early morning. This one’s about 6.5 miles according to my Forerunner, and pretty much flat all the way round. Most of it’s away from main roads as well, so it’s pretty quite. Surfaces are all good now they’ve redone the canal tow path, and there’s the grass along the river to give knees and shins a rest.
I start this one from Castle Marina Sainsburys, as it’s somewhere safe to leave the car, and it’s handy if I need to pick anything up afterwards. And I tend to run clockwise, no idea why, but the canal stretches feel uphill if I do it the other way round!